Out of date device and revenue management tools
In working to mitigate revenue shrinkage and grow revenues, many MNOs currently have little to work with. From a device lock / unlock perspective, manual unlock codes are severely limited. They do not protect devices pre-activation which is why we see large-scale theft in the supply chain. They are also easy to hack, are frustrating for consumers and expensive to administer for the MNOs.
Thinking about debt management, the current approach of text messages and calls from customer care is not working, alienates customers and is, again, expensive for MNOs. And even when carriers do decide to cut customers off or ‘lock’ phones when they are lost or stolen, IMEI blacklists are easily circumvented by moving devices to other countries.
A single platform to manage entire Android portfolios
In recent years, Trustonic and Samsung have been working in parallel to address many of these challenges for MNOs, by enabling them to manage and protect smartphones and tablets throughout the supply chain. As ever with technology, fragmentation happens before convergence. MNOs have been calling out for a unified solution to manage their entire Android portfolio and, thanks to this strategic partnership, they finally have it.
By integrating our security platform with Samsung’s device-embedded Knox security platform MNOs have a single cloud platform that supports multiple use cases. This ranges from hardware-backed device lock and securing devices in the supply chain through to protecting device subsidies and manage device payments in a more nuanced way.
Better device management for loss prevention & revenue growth
The Trustonic platform enables better management of risk to balance the needs of internal stakeholders. Device teams want to sell more handsets to meet targets, while finance and fraud teams need to proceed with caution. The confidence that is offered by hardware-backed control helps everyone do their jobs.
With greater control over the full android device portfolio, operators can maximize revenues, protect margins. Let’s take a few examples. Revenue growth: the ability to offer contracts to more people who would currently be deemed too risky opens up a broader customer base. Additionally, by having more control over handsets, operators can also lower prices to compete for subscriptions without increasing risk.